View Full Version : [ubuntu] Supposed to be installed inside windows

June 8th, 2008, 10:03 PM
I have read that it is supposed to exist as an icon on the windows desktop, active when clicked, able to be discarded like any windows application. I installed it as a 'inside windows install', but it doesn't appear as expected.

Did something go wrong or was my expectation incorrect?

June 8th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Wubi (if that is what you are referring to) should be installed on your PC.

But to access it, you have to reboot and Select "Ubuntu" in your startup options menu. I think you hold down F8 to view the startup menu if it isn't already showing, though I'm not too sure. A Windows savvy user should confirm that.


June 8th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Did something go wrong or was my expectation incorrect?

Yes and no. As tinivole said, you have to reboot to use Ubuntu.

When people say "install inside Windows" they don't mean that Ubuntu runs from inside Windows. They just mean it's (un)installer is a Windows application. Ubuntu actually gets installed onto a virtual hard drive that gets created on your Windows partition.

June 8th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Thank you for answering my query. I now know what not to expect.